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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >>> japan's nuclear crisis -- new fears here at home. we have a water advisory in effect. we'll tell you where and topper has your forecast. >> bright and brisk today. almost like late february. let me show you the numbers. 47 and 31 goes in the books. averages are 61 and 41. we'll come back and talk about another very cold night and not one, not two, but three storms coming our way. >>> and wait until you find out what washed ashore out of virginia beach. >>> a dead whale washed ashore yesterday in san bridge, virginia. according to the virginia aquarium, it is a say whale at 40 feet long and aquarium workers plan to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. only two to four whales are stranded each year. >>> it's time for our evening rush check. monica is here with your time saver traffic. monica. >> we have an accident on the outer loop of the beltway. i'm going to take you over to a map. if you are traveling southbound, it's been there for a while. four cars involved. we'll take you to a live look and show you what it looks like crossing the american legion bridge on the
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
june. >>> next, the latest on the disaster in japan and later, how that has not dampened the mood at the cherry blossom festival. organizers decided to dedicate this year's event to helping them heal and we are there live. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] with amazing innovation, driven by relentless competition, wireless puts the world at your command. ♪ >>> we must continue to pursue the broader goal of a libya that belongs not to a dictator, but to the libyan people. >>> urging the world to speak with a single voice to moammar gadhafi and leave power. at an international conference. countries must work together to isolate gadhafi, she says no decision has been made about arming the rebels. president obama has ruled out using u.s. troops, but some lawmakers say more force may be necessary. >> this is the libyan people's fight, but we need to continue to help make it a fairer fight. >> the u.s. hands off leadership of the military operation to nato. >>> the official death count in japan from the earthquake and tsunami passed 11,000. it's been more than two weeks since the twin
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the egyptian border without visas. >>> to the disaster in japan. a virginia couple is mourning the death of their daughter. they have learned today that her body has been located. 24-year-old taylor anderson had been teaching english in japan. japanese police now say that the known death toll tops 8800. another 12,000 people are missing. those tallies are likely to overlap but police officials estimate the final figure will exceed 18,000 deaths. >>> the nuclear regulatory commission in rockville says containment of the three reactor at the nuclear complex in japan is currently intact and the situation is on the verge of truly stabilizing. nrc staff are in tokyo conferring with japanese government officials and the industry on the disaster. >>> the question is whether it's a cover-up or tragic accident. the result is the same. a promising 18-year-old is dead and a 15-year-old girl is charged with the crime. bruce johnson is live in southeast and we understand that this girl has changed her story on exactly what happened. >> reporter: yeah, but like you say, what are we to believe. gary go
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
a big role in libyan oil industry. >>> the united nation's nuclear watch dog is urging japan to evacuate more people. once again around the crippled fukushima power plant. radiation from japan's nuclear plant has been detected in milk as far away as our west coast. >> reporter: the baby was born neared the fukushima nuclear plant. she is being checked with for radiation contamination. as the situation gets worse her mother says i get more scared. in japan concern is rising as higher levels of radiation are detected. seawater around the plant now has more than 4300 times the legal limit. water pooling underneath the plant has $10,000 times too much radiation. it has even made its way into soil 25 miles away. and beef 40 miles away from the crippled nuclear reactor complex. that's prompted the u.n. nuclear watch dog group to call for an expanded evacuation zone. everyone is so worried this restaurant owner says they don't want to leave their home. american and french nuclear experts have arrived to help. offering robots that go into the plant and pinpoint the radiation leaks. in the u.s. t
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >>> a virginia man teaching english in japan has made it back from the quake-stricken country. donny donovan was not able to fly back home on this past monday. he just wrapped up his program with his teachers just before the quake. he started the long trek back to his apartment and on the way the devestation began to sink in. >> where i was living the damage didn't look too terribly bad. i mean, once you have seen on t.v. what happened, i feel like i'm fairly lucky what happened to where my place was. >> he spent four days in an overflow shelter after the earthquake. the u.s. embassy got him a flight back home but he will be head being back in two weeks. >>> a power failure and shutdown of the nearest nuclear reactor a year ago. back at that time the event didn't get much attention but that nuclear crisis in japan fresh on everyone's mind, today plant managers and local emergency officials faced questions about the incident from our reporter scott broom. >> reporter: february 18th, 2010, was not a normal day at this nuclear plant. there was an electrical short near the unit 1 reactor. backup
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
performers and exhibits from japan here. >> most of the other festival events are still free. but you told us at 5 p.m. this could be breaking cherry blossom news. the peaks could peak before the peaks. >> average peak is the 4th of april so they are a little bit early. i think it might slide up a little bit earlier than that. >> you do? >> i do. only thing to worry about with cherry blossoms is cold air. wind is our enemy as we get into it. let's talk about temps. we lost 23 degrees today compared to yesterday's high of 64. and we are in the 30s. i mean, if you're going outside i'm telling you what, it is cold. 37 downtown. 39 in bethesda. upper 30s out toward reston and fairfax. 36 already in gaithersburg. and 34 already in laytonsville. even off to the east we find mid-30s in beltsville and low 30s in laurel and columbia. so bundle up. satellite picture, radar combined. some high clouds coming in tonight. main event is still a couple days away. we do see a couple of showers out in parts of the midwest. could see a stray shower tomorrow. little better chance of a stray shower on saturday. b
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
restored, workers have to check all of the equipment for any structural damage. japan's national police agency says the overall number of bodies collected so far after the earthquake and tsunami stands at 9099. of that number, 1300 could be american. >>> a local marine was killed in afghanistan by an ied. james malachowski died on monday. she has more on how this young man will be remembered. >> he died doing what he loved to do. he was proud of his work. we were always proud of him. >> james' parents and sister are remembering the good times. >> he loved body building, weight lifting, running. >> james became a marine. >> jimmy was only 18. his first tour, and it was very, very difficult tour in iraq. >> he went to iraq three times and was supposed to return from afghanistan this august. >> if he was to go, he wanted to go doing what he knew how to do. >> he loved being a marine and he loved his family. >> he loved his two little boys very much. >> his wife has another baby on the way. he lived by example. he was even platoon sergeant. >> everyone that worked with him looked
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of vegetables in japan. >>> new tonight here at home. acting dc school chancellor has put the principal on leave. he allegedly tampered with students' records. he allegedly rewarded some seniors credits for classes they never took. >>> vince gray has a lot of work ahead of him to sway public opinion. only 31% of voters approve of his job performance. 40% disapproval. while nearly 3 out of 10 people say they don't know anything about the new man. delia gonclaves caught up with the mayor to get his spin on the low poll numbers. >> reporter: the suv, brown, and the fbi investigation. it appears the controversy swirling around the mayor have had their impact even on his supporters. >> i'm surprised because i think we put a lot of hope in him. >> i thought he was doing a good job before i left and flow it is the opposite. >> and i would say that we are working hard. >> reporter: 500 dc voters were interviewed earlier this week and according to the latest poll his disapproval ratings were high in areas of management, leadership, ethics and hiring. >> he would have to fire all the senior staff and star
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the damage if many tsunami and japan. radiation fears persist in addition to water that shot across tokyo and they are beginning to ration milk and rice to prevent hoarding. engineers at the crippled nuclear plant who are still trying to stabilize the reactors were dealt another setback. two workers were rushed to the hospital after coming in contact with radioactive water at the plant. and the body count from the disaster at 9,800. and more than 17,500 people are still listed as missing. >>> she is pregnant and has been missing since january. now, new details have surfaced about her past and the direction on the investigation here locally, topper? >> reporter: well, it feels like winter. we were in the 40s today. we do have a pollen rating. and that is the main culprit for this time of the year, especially at cedar. and they are in the moderate range. both parts in the low range. it will be free pollen now for the next month and a half. we'll come back and talk about winter when we return. >>> and pepco comes under fire again. this time the senator is lighting up the flame. wait until yo
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to the latest in japan. nuclear experts with the united nations say radiation levels are high even beyond the current evacuation zone which extends 12 miles from that crippled nuclear plant. company officials admit four of six reactors are damaged beyond repair and will have to be scrapped. at last check the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami stood at just under or just over 11,000. >>> ahead, how a man smuggled pounds of heroin into dulles and some answers from child protective services about how three young girls trapped in an abusive home fell through the tracks. >>> i just got an e-mail. sleet now in north stafford. we will show you live doppler. you can access this on our website little bit of heavy rain or sleet pushing through parts of northwest, bethesda, potomac and the spur. we will tell you when we will dry out. >>> and coming up after the break. the children that never come home. we are going to tell you the significance of these 1100 backpacks. my diet? well yesterday i had an apple turnover. i know it's sort of my weakness. i always keep it in the
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